They were very careful with my prize and knew what they were doing. It wasn't long before it was unloaded.
They just dump it off the trailer and it falls into place. Then it was a tight fit to get the truck and trailer out from between the bunkhouse and the trees and septic lines in front of the truck. The boys did it without one scratch on a tree or the cistern!
It was soon blocked up and leveled! Then off they went to deliver a load of lumber for another project. It's a long day's drive to anywhere out here and they had a full day of driving ahead of them after they left here.
The little bunkhouse is nestled in among the live oaks. It has its back to the driveway so that it can take advantage of the view across the hills.
We will add a deck to the front later. The electrician is wiring it now and the plumber is coming out Monday to see what he needs to do. Rickie is on his way here with the air conditioning/heating wall unit.
We will have twin beds in the bunkhouse, a small partitioned area with a toilet and a coffee cabinet and sink. We will put two of our bookcases out there. And there is room left over for a couple of air mattresses on the floor. We will have a little refrigerator for half and half for the coffee, and ice for the whiskey! I have taped everything off with painter's tape on the floor; it's bigger than it looks from the outside! Except for the wiring and plumbing we will do all the work ourselves. It will be fun!
After years of debate on whether to add on to the cabin or add a bunkhouse, we have made the decision to go with the bunkhouse. This gives us more options for family and friends and gives them some independence and privacy. It is also much cheaper. We will keep our bed by the fireplace in our cabin. Where the daybed was we will put an Ikea closet from floor to ceiling for lots of storage. What clothes won't fit we will get rid of. Our policy is to make the possessions fit the space not build space for possessions. I have lived for over a year with a small amount of clothes that I have out here with no problems. We will sacrifice one window in the cabin so that we can put one bookcase there. We have 4 total in the apartment in Houston, so we will consolidate down to 3 total. We have books we treasure and some photos and artifacts.
We will also make a few changes in the end of the kitchen. We will remove the wardrobe there now that we use for a closet and put in a base cabinet for pantry and large items. This will give us more counter space for things such as the yellow stand mixer I love! My husband, the hunter, gave away his very large custom, made in Louisiana, oak gun cabinet and in its place he has a small mesquite rack that was made in Texas. It needs a little wall space so by removing the wardrobe we will have room for that. In a tiny cabin with lots of windows and doors there isn't much wall space.
I'll post on the progress as we go along! In case you are considering a similar project, I'll include costs so that you can have an idea of what a bunkhouse in central Texas costs!
So far, the 10' x 16' bunkhouse shell of cedar siding, metal roof, a steel door, two windows, and two extra windows added, including tax and delivery was $4700.